By | September 2, 2022
Senate Standard
Many thanks to everyone who shared your guiding words for this coming year in last week’s Standard Poll. In word cloud format, here is what you shared:word cloud

If you haven’t chosen a word or intention for the year yet, perhaps these shared by our colleagues will inspire a choice. I also appreciate all of the concerns and ideas you shared via the weekly poll as well. Please keep those thoughts about ACC and the Senate work this year coming!

I’ll keep it short as we head into this long weekend (and foreshadow that I’ll be in your inboxes earlier next week!). I hope that the long weekend offers you the opportunity to commemorate Labor Day in a meaningful way. 

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Newsworthy Information
Interested in Using Inspire for Academic Alerts? 

Two tutorial videos created by Wade Allen, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Instructional Associate are now available to help faculty learn how to navigate through the Inspire platform. The first tutorial video shows how to log in to Inspire and how to edit one’s profile. The second tutorial video shows how faculty can check their rosters, send an alert, and communicate with a student’s assigned advisor.  More information about the Inspire platform and academic alert, including FAWs and one-page “how-to’s”, is available at
The Standard Poll of the Week
What will you be doing to commemorate the Labor Day holiday this year?voting box
Upcoming Meetings of Note
September 2 – Faculty Senate Leadership Team meets with Chancellor Rhodes and Cabinet 

September 9 – Faculty Senate Meeting – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 

All Full Time Faculty members are invited to attend this virtual meeting. And be sure to email any topics you would like discussed at the Senate meeting by clicking on the Contact Us! Button. Agenda and Zoom link to be shared the week of the meeting.
In Case You Missed It
Expanding Faculty Access to Student Supports Workgroup – Deadline Extended – September 6

Dr. Gaye Lynn Scott and Dr. Ruth Reinhart are leading an effort to expand faculty access to the broad range of student supports that ACC offers, while also making that access more streamlined for faculty. We are looking for full time faculty members interested in being part of this small workgroup. Please email Nancy Stano if you are interested in serving on this workgroup. 
Calling Department Chairs! Chair or serve on the Adjunct Faculty Staffing Committee 

This shared governance committee (previously known as the eStaffing committee) is in need of faculty leadership. More information about the committee’s purpose is available here. We are still in need of a department chair to chair this committee and department chair (or assistant chairs) from both a large department and a small department to serve. If you would like more information or are interested in being nominated to serve in any of these roles, please contact Nancy Stano.
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